Predictably Poinsettia

Red and white poinsettia in a basket

When using the photo editing software, I tried increasing the saturation and contrast to get a clear and vibrant red. It didn’t work.

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Grandma Golden’s Blackberry Bars

Blackberry bars cut into 1 inch squares

Bar cookies can be a lifesaver recipe when you need an easy dessert. These blackberry bars fall neatly into that category. I used 100% fruit preserves rather than jam, jelly, or pie filling, but any of those would work. This recipe came to me from another lifesaver. We called her Grandma Golden! Print Grandma Golden’s […]

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We’re Moving, Up the Hill

Hiking has been a huge pleasure, from just getting outside, to spending time with favorite people. What a difference nature makes in raising spirits and making you feel truly thankful.  Here’s hoping that in 2018, even more humans learn to appreciate the great outdoors, and are willing to prioritize its protection. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/2017-favorites     ♥ […]

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The Lovely Radish

radish with root, washed

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Begins with R and has six or more letters. ♥ © 2017 auntjoannblog.com. All rights reserved. See Legalese tab for permissions.

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Kourambiethes (Snowball Cookies)

Kourambiethes - snowball cookies - rolled in powdered sugar

  Kourambiethes, snowballs, Russian teacakes, Mexican wedding cookies, … however you say it, they are delicious. Kourambiethes are also a staple of our holiday cookie tray. It was my son who prompted their inclusion. In fourth grade, he was assigned to bring in a food representing his ethnic heritage. Not being an adventurous eater, he […]

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